As we roll into August, we are coming up on the best time of year for sweet corn. Sweet corn is delicious during the month of August, and even better it’s inexpensive! If you can, stop by a farmer’s market and buy locally grown sweet corn this month before trying it in one of our fantastic recipes. You can cut the corn straight off the cob and replace canned corn with fresh in any of our recipes.
Barbecued Corn – This spicy corn recipe is simple and delicious. Just pop it on the grill for a few minutes for a flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth side dish or snack.
Zucchini and Corn Chowder – Create a creamy zucchini and corn chowder to enjoy as a filling lunch or first course. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and baked tortilla strips if you like.
Black Bean and Corn Salsa – This healthy, protein-rich salsa makes a great afternoon snack with baked tortilla chips or a filling for whole-wheat tortillas. Serve over grilled vegetables for a healthy meal.
Barley and Corn Salad with Jalapeno and Lime Dressing – This cool summer salad is a great side or potluck dish on a hot summer day. Spice it up with the jalapeno and lime dressing and the kids won’t even realize they are eating healthful barley and veggies. This dish is quick and easily thrown together at the last minute.